Course Cancellation/Change


  • Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
  • Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
  • For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
  • Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
  • The Foothills Firearm Instruction reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Foothills Firearm Instruction is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Foothills Firearm Instruction cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course


FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.


This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases, the course will take proportionally longer.


Course Goal

“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”
                          —NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Lesson Plans

Lessons

  • Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation
  • Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position
  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities


Prerequisites

The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.


Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”.


Cost: $ 50.00 per person

Your course fee includes student handbook and other training materials.


A $ 20.00 deposit per person is due at the time you pick up your course materials.


Materials Provided by Instructor

  • NRA Basic Pistol Student Packet
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Targets


Materials Provided by Student

  • Pistol*
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Ammunition (50 rounds)


Important Notice: Firearms must be kept in a case until instructed otherwise and no ammunition will be allowed in the classroom. Please leave ammunition in your vehicle until you are instructed to retrieve it for ‘live fire' exercises.


*Students who already own a pistol may use it for the course.


Please call to arrange your class today!!